Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of etui.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See étui.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See étui.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She is looking at an ear-ring, which, with two watches, an etwee, and a couple of rings, are spread upon the bed, as part of last night's plunder.

    The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings With Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency

  • Mr. Sparks, of Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, took the liberty of waiting upon Mr. Warrington at his lodgings in Bond Street, with the pearl necklace and the gold etwee which he had bought in Lady Maria's company the day before; and asking whether he, Sparks, should leave them at his honour's lodging, or send them to her ladyship with his honour's compliments?

    The Virginians

  • Harry added a ring out of the stock which the jeweller happened to bring with him, to the necklace and the etwee; and sumptuously bidding that individual to send him in the bill, took a majestic leave of Mr. Sparks, who retired, bowing even to Gumbo, as he quitted his honour's presence.

    The Virginians

  • Bond Street, with the pearl necklace and the gold etwee which he had bought in Lady Maria’s company the day before; and asking whether he, Sparks, should leave them at his honour’s lodging, or send them to her ladyship with his honour’s compliments?

    The Virginians

  • Harry added a ring out of the stock which the jeweller happened to bring with him, to the necklace and the etwee; and sumptuously bidding that individual to send him in the bill, took a majestic leave of Mr. Sparks, who retired, bowing even to Gumbo, as he quitted his honour’s presence.

    The Virginians

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  • Variant of etui.

    November 2, 2008